COMPREHENSIVE

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COMPREHENSIVE

An early system on MIT's Whirlwind.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
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The supposition that each confederacy into which the States would be likely to be divided would require a government not less comprehensive than the one proposed, will be strengthened by another supposition, more probable than that which presents us with three confederacies as the alternative to a general Union.
Arnold's doctrine, of course, was not perfectly comprehensive nor free from prejudices; but none could be essentially more useful for his generation or ours.
On entering the room, the old sailor stopped short and made his excuses in this brief yet comprehensive form of words, with his back against the door: "Please your honor, I'm ashamed of myself." So the apology began and ended.
Wopsle in a comprehensive black cloak, being descried entering at the turnpike, the gravedigger was admonished in a friendly way, "Look out!
"Lucid, but ambiguous; pathetic, but amusing; poetical, but comprehensive; prosaical, but full of emphasis.
I suspect that in this comprehensive and (may I say) commonplace censure, you are not judging from yourself, but from prejudiced persons, whose opinions you have been in the habit of hearing.
Indeed, until the current job, I had spent my entire professional life in inner-city comprehensives. So it saddens me to see that, despite the success of many comprehensives, their reputation remains tarnished.
Despite the enormous strides the majority of our comprehensives have made in the past few years, the name is still associated in the minds of many with mediocrity, laxity and failure.
The 1,500-pupil school, which will be located between Sandfields and Baglan Moors, will replace three long-established comprehensives.
The first impressions of how the PS39m new super school, which will replace three long established comprehensives in South Wales, will look <B
(The Daily Mail, 25.04.2005) 40 years of comprehensives have left Britain a sclerotic society where parents' money matters more than a child's talent.
Data obtained by Labour MP David Chaytor from the Department for Education and Employment indicated that the proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds was lower in selective schools than in comprehensives.

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